Boomers back to the top after dominant game | PHOTOS

BOOMERS have returned to the top of the women’s soccer table with a 1-0 winner over previous ladder leaders Diamonds.

A goal to Alana Parascos midway through the first half was all that separated the sides after 90 minutes at Glen Park.

But Boomers had dominated the game, a change of tactics resulting in some 19 shots on goal for the homeside.

“That’s the best we’ve played this year,” coach Steve Hayes said after the game.

“It was only one-nil but we just created so many chances, controlled the game.”

Captain Jenae Abel was judged best on ground but Hayes was full of praise for wingers Joey Cartwright and Emily Bowhuis.

“Those two girls just did an enormous amount of work, I would have loved to have a GPS on them today,” he said.

“Em was great on the far side, she was just up and down all day and they couldn’t pick up her runs.

“Joey did all that work after being away for a week at the nationals (soccer titles).”

Hayes said the key to their success was ball retention.

“We are our own worst enemy when we give the ball away,” he said.

“The girls are great at the passing game, they see a gap and want to pass it with the first touch, sometimes it is just better to put your foot on it, wait for the gap to widen.”